Click the Employees menu and then click Payroll. What if the menu item isn't there?
You either already have an active QuickBooks Payroll subscription or have configured your company file to process your payroll manually, without a QuickBooks Payroll subscription. To learn about your payroll options in QuickBooks:
Go to the Employees menu, click My Payroll Service and click Change Payroll Service Options. (Skip step 2.)
Go to the Employees menu and click Payroll Service Options.
Click Learn About Payroll Options.